Slouchy Chic

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Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: Clover Canyon
Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Kate Spade 
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

I want to wear an outfit like this one every day. Seriously, every day. It really doesn’t get much more comfortable than drawstring pants and a sweatshirt, and the combination also has that slouchy cool appeal that I can’t resist. I bought the pants and this sweatshirt on the same shopping trip, and when I got home and unpacked my haul, I realized I unknowingly purchased an outfit that was sure to be a new favorite. And, it totally is.

When it came to accessories, I considered something neutral to pair with the bold print of the pants. But then I was reminded of Todd Selby, who recently visited my office to discuss his latest book Fashionable Selby. He admitted to subscribing to a “more is more” aesthetic at an early age, and his latest book is a tribute to his appreciation for the eccentric. And as I listened to him speak of these amazingly unique individuals, I felt inspired to push it a little more. So when I turned to my closet, I decided to wear silver shoes and a metallic blue bag (that almost matches my hair). Have I mentioned that I love this outfit?

Peter Pilotto for Target

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Shirt: J.Crew
Skirt: Peter Pilotto for Target
Tights: DKNY (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Bag: Kate Spade
Necklaces: H&M and Forever 21
Ring: Mira Mira
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

I wore this outfit a few weeks back to a birthday brunch for one of my best friends. I wanted to wear something fun but nothing that would upstage the birthday girl, and this skirt was the first thing that popped into my mind. I picked it up on a whim on a trip to Target. It was one of the items that I liked but decided against when shopping the Peter Pilotto for Target collection online because I wasn’t sure about the fit. When I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised that it fit so well - done! I love the mixed prints and interesting construction and wanted to allow them to be the focus, so I paired it with neutrals – black, white and gray. When it came to accessories, I layered on a few colorful necklaces and grabbed my winking clutch. It’s always a hit!

Life Lately

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Last week was crazy busy. I’m pushing toward a launch at work, and since it was my birthday last week, I decided to live it up a bit. Between work and actually having a life, I didn’t find much time for outfit photos. Of course, I always have time to snap a quick pic with my phone, so I thought I’d share a few here. And, if you don’t want to miss out on the fun, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

From left to right starting at the top:
I finally made time for a little shopping and popped into my favorite boutique, Mira Mira. It was a tough decision, but I went with the silver kitty. // I was lucky enough to check out the new Nordstrom Rack on Market St a few days before it officially opened, and these loafers were part of my haul. // I left work early on my birthday and was greeted by a beautiful, summer-like evening. The boyfriend and I took advantage and went for a sunset stroll through Golden Gate Park before heading out to dinner and drinks. // Yes another new pair of shoes. And with this gray pair, I have these shoes in three colors. // I headed over to Benefit headquarters for a fun Lookmazing event and got a mini makeover. Adiel and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics with our fresh makeup! // I cannot get enough Mezcal right now. This cilantro and Mezcal cocktail at Padrecito is one of my favorites! // After telling myself I’d stop buying shoes, I did this. Oops. // After a day of outlet shopping with a girlfriend, we came back to the city just in time to cross the Bay Bridge at sunset. It was absolutely beautiful and made me feel all warm and fuzzy with love for San Francisco. // No lazy Sunday morning is complete without a pic of Sombrita. How cute does she look napping in a spot with half sun and half shade?

A Test

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As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a total perfectionist. I have a difficult time accepting mistakes, and I’ve been told more times than I can count that I’m hypercritical of myself…even when it comes to my nails. (It may be true.) And while this manicure garnered a number of compliments, I really don’t like it. The design had potential and I like the color combination, however, I did not execute it well. But, I forced myself to keep it for an entire week, just to prove that I can live with imperfection and I made it! I might try this design again but definitely not soon - I need to go with a sure thing next week!

Happy Friday!

T-Shirt Dress

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Dress: Uzi (Mira Mira)
Necklace: All Saints
Boots: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Rings: Mira Mira
Clutch: A gift

When I saw this dress at Mira Mira, I knew it would come home with me. I don’t know what it is about sack dresses, but I love them. And, because I’m tall, I like to think I can pull them off. This one is basically an oversized t-shirt made of the loveliest cotton, and I can see myself wearing it with everything, everywhere. For my first time wearing it I kept it simple and paired it with booties. And right now, well, it’s like there are no other booties in my closet. Seriously, I cannot stop wearing this pair! I kept with the neutral theme and opted for this clear clutch, which was made my awesome and amazingly talented friend, Adiel. Yes, you read that correctly. She made it. How rad is it?

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